Our first stops while heading east were in Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. There we visited Ginny Fay and Tom Brigham (friends from our Alaska days), Eulalie’s first cousin, Anne Susen, and Esther Wynne-Wilson (Eric’s college friend) and her husband Bob Wilson. The Little Bighorn Battlefield monument was a 20 minute drive from Esther and Bob’s place. Devil’s Tower drew us for a close encounter and we detoured to visit Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln before pressing further east.
We missed the music, but otherwise caught the deer and antelope playing and the buffalo roaming.
The hummingbird show at Ginny and Tom’s Montana horse farm mesmerized us while we caught up on our lives since Alaska days.
Anne Susen opened her antique store in Stevensville a month ago.
Message on the Indian Memorial at Little Bighorn Battlefield on the Crow Reservation, almost in Esther and Bob’s backyard .
Sculpture at Indian Memorial designed by Oglala Sioux artist Colleen Cutschall (alias Sister Wolf) depicts three spirit warriors.
View from hill where Custer and his men took their last stand.
Devil’s Tower, Steven Spielberg’s focal point in Close Encounter of the Third Kind, has been a gathering place for millenia.
The Circle of Sacred Smoke frames Devil’s Tower. Created by Japanese artist Junkyu Muto in 2008, the Sacred Circle is one of three sculptures in the artist’s International Peace Project. For more on Muto and images of the other two peace sculptures see
We enjoyed catching this glimpse of Washington.
The Devil’s Tower peace pole proclaims “May peace prevail on earth” and mirrors the one we found at the Yelapa Sky Temple (see February and May blogs for more on the Sky Temple). For more on the Peace Pole Project see